Wednesday, April 23, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS
A condor keeps watch over a chick. Courtesy photo
Condor 11 soars in search of food. Courtesy photo
Condor 599 is the foster chick of condors 247 and Pitashsi. The film follows this chick over the first year of her life. From hatch at the Los Angeles Zoo, to a nest on the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and through fledging to become a wild condor. It's a remarkable transition watching a hatchling become a 20-pound bird. Courtesy photo
Pitahsi, who was hatched in 1992 in the Los Angeles Zoo, was released at Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge in November 2006. In 2008, she mated with younger male, condor 247 and has three failed nest attempts in the wild. Pitahsi and 247 fostered two zoo-bred chicks since 2008 including condor 599 and raised a third foster chick on the refuge in 2012. Courtesy photo